Gamelan Sulukala Performs in the Plainfield Rec Field

Steven Light, Friends of the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House •

When: Jun 26, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Friends of the Plainfield Opera House in cooperation with the Plainfield Recreation Committee are pleased to announce the first performance of its second annual Outdoor Summer Series.

Gamelan Sulukala, Plainfield's own Javanese Court Gamelan, will present a concert of Indonesian and American Music for Javanese Gamelan outside in the Plainfield Rec Field.

Bring a chair, a blanket, picnic! Kids are welcome.

The concert will move to the Opera House in the event of inclement weather.

Admission is by donation (pay what you can - $20 suggested)

Javanese Gamelan is a group - or orchestra - of about 30 instruments ranging from huge gongs to tiny flutes with lots of xylophone and kettle-type instruments in between. Gamelan Sulukala is a full court-style complement of instruments made in Java and fashioned from bronze and iron.

Gamelan has a long history in central Vermont going back to the late 1960s when Dennis Murphy built the first gamelan anywhere in the world outside of Java at Goddard College. This concert will feature a wide variety of music ranging from traditional Javanese to 20 and 21-century compositions written by Murphy, Barbara Benary, current Sulukala members, Steven Light and Mazie O'Connor, and Sundanese gamelan master Nano S.

Please visit Gamelan Sulukala's Facebook page or website for more info.

Preview of upcoming Outdoor Summer Series: events
Saturday, July 16
Craftsbury Chamber Players featuring Kenji Bunch and Monica Ohuchi
Sunday, July 31
Burlington Taiko Drums

Sunday, August 14
The Brass Balagan

Sunday, August 28
Spencer Lewis and the New Old Vermonters

For more information visit the Opera House website (
or contact us: ~ 802 498-3173

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